Sacramento Kings Bring Back the Baby Blues!
Sacramento, Calif. — Today, the Sacramento Kings announced the return of the uniforms worn by the team from 1985-1990, including during the inaugural season in Sacramento. Kings players will rock the infamous “baby blues” during all nine #FlashbackFriday home games this season. The Kings will also wear the retro jerseys for the final home game of the regular season, the last ever to be played in Sleep Train Arena.
In 1985, Sacramento became the new (now permanent) home of the Kings following their relocation from Kansas City. Home games were hosted at ARCO Arena I, and the team reached the NBA playoffs finishing the 1985-86 season ranked fifth in the Midwest Division and seventh in the Western Conference.
“The 1985-86 NBA season is one of the most memorable in Kings history,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “Bringing back the ‘baby blues’ enables the best and loudest fans in the NBA to celebrate memories of our storied franchise history. We look forward to honoring our proud past as we look forward to our proud future at Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento.”
The retro jerseys will be featured at the following nine #FlashbackFriday home games, as well as the last home game of the season:
Oct. 30 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Nov. 6 vs. Houston Rockets
Nov. 13 vs. Brooklyn Nets
Nov. 27 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Feb. 19 vs. Denver Nuggets
Feb. 26 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Mar. 11 vs. Orlando Magic
Mar. 25 vs. Phoenix Suns
Apr. 1 vs. Miami Heat
Apr. 9 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (last home game of the regular season)
Get stoked, and join the #FlashbackFriday social conversation for your chance to be featured by the team in-arena and online. Follow @SacramentoKings on Twitter for a chance to score radical Kings giveaways.
“To quote the infinitely wise Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” said Kings Announcer and Vice President of Community Impact Scott Moak. “And you do NOT want to miss the chance to see our players in their retro jerseys.”
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